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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta International Dinghy Class young sailors put skills to the test on final day’s racing

10 December 2015, Phuket – The International Dinghy Classes Race 2015 sponsored by PTT Group, a part of the 29th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, wrapped up after four days of racing on Thursday, a lay-day for keelboats and multihulls, as young sailors try to seal Regatta victory in honor of His Majesty the King of Thailand. The growing number of fleet entries from 45 last year to 78 dinghies this year shows the rising enthusiasm for sailing in Thailand.

Optimist sailors and Laser sailors were in competition in decent winds and beautiful sunshine. They were led by Optimist Girl sailor Chanokchon Wangsuk, who claims overall victory in Optimist; a brilliant performance out of 56 Optimist sailors and testament to the rising quality of junior sailing among Thais, and driven partly by the strong support of sponsor PTT Group. Saranwong Poonpat won the Optimist Boys. From the Laser and Topper classes, Keerati Bualong won the Laser Standard, Laser 4.7 champion was Chaichanawut Deenak, and Topper champion was Navee Thamsoontorn.

Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, said, “On behalf of the committee, I would like to express my thanks to PTT for sponsoring our Dinghy program as part of the 2015 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. It’s great to see growing Optimist and Laser fleets every year, with the improvement in skills being exponential and rapid. Thailand certainly has a great competitive sailing future if the performance of the kids is anything to go by, and of course we are all inspired by His Majesty the King of Thailand, a superb inspiration to our very professional young dinghy sailors this year.”

The International Dinghy Class was introduced as part of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, creating a network between sailing clubs to inspire more youths in Thailand to take up the sport, especially the Optimist challenge for the under 15 years. The establishing of the International Dinghy Series has helped bring to the fore many young Thai sailing talents, with more and more sailors joining every year. The program sponsored by PTT Group serves as an accessible means of competition for young sailors from many sailing clubs in Thailand, including Phuket, Pattaya, Phang Nga and Songkhla in order to prepare them for the international competition, and for the Phuket King's Cup Regatta. The program is also in line with PTT’s mission to continually strive towards clean energy, zero emissions, for a sustainable energy future.

Sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta include Principal Host Sponsor Kata Group, and Strategic Partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Co-Sponsors: Central Pattana, PTT PLC, Siam Winery & Montclair and Haadthip PCL. Media Partners includes Phuket Gazette, PGTV, Prestige,, Yachtstyle, Sea Yachting, Phuket Magazine, Image Asia, RL Magazine, The Guide Phuket, Phuket Marine Guide, and Art & Culture.

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Contact information: Phuket King's Cup Regatta Office T/F: +66 (0) 7627 3380. General inquiries: Racing inquiries:   Entry is now open to competing sailors.

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About the Phuket King's Cup Regatta – The most prestigious regatta in Asia

Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event has been held every year since, during the first week of December.

Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.

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